data breaches

Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

“For its part, Slack has taken the opportunity to further promote the use of post-password security measures, asserting in its email, ‘We recommend using two-factor authentication with every service that provides it, including Slack, for an extra layer of security.’” Four years after a major hack attack, the business-focused instant messaging platform Slack is taking…

Samsung SDS Bolsters its Cloud Security Offerings

Samsung SDS Bolsters its Cloud Security Offerings

Samsung SDS has updated its cloud security service in a move that anticipates a future workplace that is more digital than analog. Citing research that suggests that the cloud will handle 83 percent of enterprise workloads by 2023, the company has adopted a three-pronged approach that uses AI to detect and prevent intrusion while monitoring…

Financial Institutions Still Rely on Vulnerable Password Security: Report

Financial Institutions Still Rely on Vulnerable Password Security: Report

In recent years, more and more financial institutions have turned to biometric technology to improve security and customer service, incorporating solutions that range from voice banking software to facial recognition scans at ATMs. However, a new report from OneSpan suggests that it will take a considerable push to make the full transition to biometric authentication…

Finally, Some Good News: Javelin Reports Progress in Post-Password Security Adoption

Finally, Some Good News: Javelin Reports Progress in Post-Password Security Adoption

“The increase in strong authentication adoption makes sense given that while data breaches, phishing threats and regulatory pressures have risen, the financial and user experience costs associated with implementing strong authentication have decreased.” – Al Pascual, SVP and Research Director, Javelin Strategy & Research Finally, some good news about the current state of digital security:…

Consumers Blame Businesses for Data Breaches: Survey

Consumers Blame Businesses for Data Breaches: Survey

“…66 percent of all respondents said they were unlikely to do business with an organization that suffered a data breach in which sensitive information was compromised.” Newly published survey research is further highlighting the need for companies to protect consumer data. Conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Gemalto, the study polled 10,500 consumers on…

2019 Data Breach Forecast Predicts Biometric Hacking

2019 Data Breach Forecast Predicts Biometric Hacking

“…2019 could be a year in which major hack attacks demonstrate which biometric security systems are truly effective and which are outdated, if Experian’s prediction is proven right.” Experian’s sixth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast finds biometrics in the crosshairs. Assessing the five major security threats expected for 2019, the report predicts that hackers will…

New Data Breach Regulations Produce Valuable Info from Australia

New Data Breach Regulations Produce Valuable Info from Australia

New statistics on data breaches from Australian officials suggest that “this problem isn’t going away any time soon,” suggests Gemalto. As the company’s latest blog post explains, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner implemented its Notifiable Data Breaches scheme in late February, introducing new requirements compelling organizations to notify individuals of data breaches that…

Ping Identity Survey Shows How Data Breaches Can Hurt Brands

Ping Identity Survey Shows How Data Breaches Can Hurt Brands

“Ping Identity has published its findings alongside its offering of additional security tools to customers of its PingID multi-factor authentication platform for the enterprise, each of whom can now receive a pair of YubiKey 5 Series security keys, empowering them with another, FIDO2-compliant means of securing sensitive information on their devices.” New survey data from…

University of Texas Study Highlights Impact of Identity Theft

University of Texas Study Highlights Impact of Identity Theft

People don’t like having their identities stolen. That’s the key takeaway from new research from the University of Texas at Austin Center for Identity. The academic institution’s newly published “2018 Identity Theft Assessment and Prediction Report” highlights the emotional impact of identity theft, fraud, and online abuse, and the findings are perhaps predictable. According to…

21M Users Affected in Social Media App Data Breach

21M Users Affected in Social Media App Data Breach

Administrators of the Timehop social media app may be wishing they could go back in time themselves to stop a July 4th hack attack that has affected some 21 million users. The attack was carried out through Timehop’s cloud computing account, with the perpetrator having acquired an administrator’s credentials and then used them to create…

Businesses Are Addicted to, and Clueless About, Consumer Data: Survey

Businesses Are Addicted to, and Clueless About, Consumer Data: Survey

“Sixty-eight percent of the IT professionals surveyed said they believed that unauthorized users could access their corporate networks, and almost a third – 27 percent – said their perimeter security had suffered a breach in the past year.” Businesses are addicted to consumer data, collecting so much of it that they don’t know what to…